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Marketing, is it still needed?
Such an emotive and inspiring word, Wikipedia has the definition as ‘communicating the value of a pr...[more]
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Cost or benefit?
You now have a new government, a new regime in control of your lives and with that comes more new pr...[more]
Wrightstyle Ltd
Wrightstyle, responsible people and fire safety
Wrightstyle is a leading UK advanced glazing company and supplies its steel and aluminium systems wo...[more]
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Bad for us right? - It happens to us all and surprisingly no matter who you talk to or at what level...[more]

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Sapa Profiles UK
Exciting challenges ahead for Sapa’s new UK Managi
Sapa, the world leader in aluminium solutions, has appointed a new Managing Director for its operati...[more]
Jack Aluminium Systems
Ashley adopts the Jack Approach
Following substantial sales growth in the last financial year, Ashley Pearson has joined commercial ...[more]
Astraseal (Graham Holmes) Windows
Ambitious growth plans sees Colin Stanley appointe
PVC-u and aluminium fabricator Astraseal has promoted long-standing employee Colin Stanley to operat...[more]
Carl F Groupco Limited
John Mitchell promoted to Technical Manager, Carl
John Mitchell, who has held the position of technical support and trainer for Carl F Groupco for nin...[more]
Polyframe listed again by LSE as “company to inspi
Polyframe Group has been recognised as ‘a company to inspire Britain’ in a report produced by The Lo...[more]

British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC)
First ‘A++’ Rating for energy efficient windows la
BFRC has officially launched the applications process for the first ‘A++’ band in England & Wales fo...[more]
Glass for Europe
Time to show support for an EU energy label for wi
Talking about the energy transition last March, Commissioner Arias Cañete highlighted in his speech ...[more]
FENSA Limited
FENSA Pay AS You Go – The new all inclusive route
FENSA Pay As You Go is the new surveillance process that enables companies to demonstrate Building R...[more]
Steel Window Association
SWA member wins Gold award at SHE Awards 2015
Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Services and Supplies Ltd, has been awarded a Gold awa...[more]
Qualicoat (UK & Ireland)
Qualicoat Welcomes Sure Powder Coatings
Interest in adopting the Qualicoat standard continues in the UK with Sure Powder Coatings becoming t...[more]

Dempsey Dyer Ltd
Dempsey Dyer Dames, run the Race for Life"
Nine sporting Dempsey Dyer employees, otherwise known as the ‘Dempsey Dyer Dames,’ are raising money...[more]
Endurance Solid & Secure Doors
Endurance charity ride for children's hospital"
A North Lincolnshire businessman is preparing to tackle the bike ride of his life for charity. - Gav...[more]
The VEKA UK Group proudly presents biggest ever ch"
The team at industry-leading PVC-U giant The VEKA UK Group were delighted to present The Royal Briti...[more]

New Imago Website is inspired
Italian hardware company AGB have launched a brand new website dedicated to Imago Lift & Slide Doors...[more]
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Truemans embraces search engine changes with new f
Truemans have always recognised the importance of having a good, effective online presence in runnin...[more]
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" " has launched its new Composite Door Designer, which combines 24/7 ordering with a powerful ne...[more]

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Marketing, is it still needed?

Such an emotive and inspiring word, Wikipedia has the definition as 'communicating the value of a product, service or brand to customers, for the purpose of promoting or selling that product, service, or brand.' - A good summary.

Over the years we have been exposed to highly imaginative marketing, some inspire, some amuse and some you have to ask …why!

Some schemes are just bemusing. My local supermarket tells me at the check-out that if I went to the next supermarket up the road I would have saved 22p. Not to worry if I come back and spend with them again they will give me the 22p of my next purchase. Even though this next purchase will also be dearer again, that is real good marketing. Keep spending more with us (more than you would elsewhere) and we will make you believe you are saving.

The main problem for the supermarkets, the shopping mall, the department store and even the local town high street, is they are all identical. They all sell the same brands that in turn are owned by just the same small handful of companies i.e. the same item from the same source is re-branded over and over again, that’s not choice... [...more ]

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Protest about rigged PVC supplier prices

Dear Ian

Whenever power is concentrated in a few hands it's tempting to manipulate supply and put up prices.

In power generation and utilities, we've seen it on a grand scale. In banking and the finance sector it appears to be commonplace. As the manipulation of LIBOR rates showed there is no limit to ambition: if you can make money by changing the balance of advantage someone will.

Fortunately, power is generally fragmented and dispersed so it’s only in a few industries that large groups manage to concentrate power through acquisition and merger, and get their hands on the controls. When they do create a chokepoint on the supply chain they can raise prices and their profitability at will. ... [...more ]


Mike Rigby, MRA Marketing

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Technal -
'Technal curtain walling specified for BREEAM ‘excellent’ refurbishment scheme'
Around 1,000m2 of aluminium curtain walling from Technal have been specified for the refurbishment of a major commercial scheme in a conservation area in the heart of Leeds’ professional district. - Minerva House is an art deco-style, 10-storey office building constructed in the 1960s. A £5 million refurbishment programme was designed by KPP Architects to transform the development into an exceptional, elegant and highly sustainable commercial scheme, offering 31,000sqft of Grade A office accommodation. The developer is Evans Property Group and ..[ more ]
British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) -
'First ‘A++’ Rating for energy efficient windows launched'
BFRC has officially launched the applications process for the first ‘A++’ band in England & Wales for Window Energy Ratings (WERs). - There will be four months for window companies to develop new ‘A++’ product as the first licences will not be issued until 1st October 2015 – with the first ‘A++’ product being launched shortly afterwards. - BFRC follows the 10 point band cut offs illustrated in section 4.2 of Approved Document L1b'. The new ‘A++’ rating will be no different, with ratings starting at an energy index value equal to or greater tha ..[ more ]
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'Listers launch Designer Range'
Diversity is the key to success and changing with the market place is critical to ensuring company progression. " " of Stoke on Trent have certainly taken heed of the changing trends by launching their new brand, Designer Range. - Delivering the very highest quality of glazing products, Listers have brought into their product portfolio, the very best in glazing solutions. Partnering with world renowned companies such as Internorm, Solarlux and PanoramAH! to name but a few, Listers developed a brand that was worthy of representin ..[ more ]
MRA Marketing -
'Protest about rigged PVC supplier prices'
Whenever power is concentrated in a few hands it’s tempting to manipulate supply and put up prices. - In power generation and utilities, we’ve seen it on a grand scale. In banking and the finance sector it appears to be commonplace. As the manipulation of LIBOR rates showed there is no limit to ambition: if you can make money by changing the balance of advantage someone will. - Fortunately, power is generally fragmented and dispersed so it’s only in a few industries that large groups manage to concentrate power through acquisition and merger, a ..[ more ]
Trojan Manufacturing Group Limited -
'Trojan’s Patriot Plus High Security PAS 24 Door Hinge offers so much more'
When Trojan launched their Patriot Door Hinge range back in 2004 they knew they were on to something special. Fast forward eleven years and with sales exceeding two million units year on year, it would seem the market agrees. Tony Chadwick, Group Managing Director, is more than clear why. He said, “The Patriot Plus Door hinge is part of a series of Trojan products designed to help fabricators and installers with the cash flow in their business. The Patriot Plus 3D adjustable PAS 24 door hinge has revolutionised hinge fitting because it is s ..[ more ]
Modplan Ltd -
'Modplan adds the Warmcore Folding Sliding Door to its portfolio!'
Leading trade fabricator Modplan has just announced it has added the Warmcore Folding Sliding Door to its portfolio. Chris Reeks, Modplan’s Sales Manager, said, “It is our policy to monitor trends to ensure our product range meets the needs of our trade customers. By adding the Warmcore Folding Sliding Door to our portfolio we can help our customers to meet the increased demand for an aluminium folding sliding door.” - The decision to add the Warmcore Folding Sliding Door to its portfolio reflects Modplan’s drive to be a valuable partner to its ..[ more ]
FrameXpress -
'frameXpress adds the ultimate in quality, space and style'
A recent conservatory installation for frameXpress once again specified the highest performance products from the company’s range whilst maximizing space and light. The project in central London, worth approximately £10,000 is one of the latest state-of-the-art installations to be commissioned, in what appears to be a growing consumer trend when adding value and living space. - Incorporating thermally efficient conservatory roof glass as well as modern bifold doors in black u-pvc, ensured the completed project comprises only the best in terms ..[ more ]
Swisspacer -
'SWISSPACER sponsors G-15 Awards for 2nd year'
SWISSPACER is a main sponsor for the G-15 Awards for the second year running. The awards will be held at the London Hilton hotel on Friday 27th November 2015. - Peter Appel, SWISSPACER Marketing and Sales Director, says: “The G-Awards are a highlight in the glass and glazing calendar, celebrating companies’ and individuals’ achievements over the past year. We’re delighted to be a main sponsor of this year’s G-15 awards, following our sponsorship of a successful awards last year. ..[ more ]
Swisspacer -
'KJM Windows is SWISSPACER’S latest video star'
Mark Pearce, Managing Director of Hampshire based KJM Windows, explains why KJM uses SWISSPACER, and how it helps them sell triple glazing, in SWISSPACER’s latest customer promotion video. - KJM began using SWISSPACER with the launch of the Windows Energy Rating scheme in 2008. In the video, Mark discusses the importance of offering triple glazing and explains why SWISSPACER plays a big role in the energy efficiency of windows. ..[ more ]
British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) -
'£350 for BFRC Fabricator Licences & £85 for BFRC Authorized Installer'
BFRC is offering a 15% discount on fabricator System House Simplified Energy Licences (SELs) and authorized installer status for the rest of 2015. This is the first promotional discount package that BFRC has offered and is open to all non-registered fabricators and installers. - For fabricators this means that System House Simplified Energy Licences covering the rest of 2015 can be purchased for just £350*. An entire window product range can be rated through BFRC for the whole of the rest of the year with a Simplified Energy Licence (SEL) cov ..[ more ]
Roof-Maker Ltd -
'Roof-Maker blows the roof off with industry leading Eco products'
The demand for products that aid natural light in domestic and industrial properties is increasing and this has lead to a revolution in roofing products. Heavy investment in research and development by Roof-Maker has lead to the innovative creation of contemporary rooflights that are energy efficient, help with cold and warm temperature control and even control light flow. Roof-Maker has created energy efficient products that aid the movement of natural light from aerial positions into properties with green credentials since 2001. This lead to ..[ more ]
Polyframe -
'Polyframe appoints Nick Dutton as CEO'
Polyframe Group, the largest independent trade window, door and conservatory fabricator in the UK, has appointed ex Door-Stop MD Nick Dutton as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). - Since 1992, Polyframe has grown from a 40 windows-a-week trade fabricator in Halifax to a multi-site, multi-system fabrication group making several thousand frames a week. It supplies installers nationally from factories in Norwich, Northern Ireland, Mansfield and Halifax. Polyframe customers also have the benefit of being served with 19 Polyframe Trade Centres including ..[ more ]

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Kawneer UK Limited -
'Glazing systems from Kawneer feature on Trinity Leeds.'
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Sapa Profiles UK -
'Exciting challenges ahead for Sapa’s new UK Managing Directo'
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Jack Aluminium Systems -
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National Plastics -
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Sternfenster Trade Sales -
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Total Hardware -
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Archibald Kenrick -
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Deceuninck -
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